MEDIAPRO takes another step to reinforce its presence in Latin America and incorporates 7 new Outside Broadcast (OB) units to its fleet to enhance coverage of all the events the group produces in Latin America.
MEDIAPRO has already made significant investment in OBs totaling 26 in Latin America to guarantee the very best quality in the retransmission of major events such as the veteran Viña del Mar International Song Festival, the Lollapalooza Festival or the Telethon, soccer championships like the national championship in Chile, the Copa Libertadores de America, the Copa Sudamericana and the qualifying stages for the World Cup. In total, the number of OB units owned by MEDIAPRO comes to 84.
The group will act as Host Broadcaster for the Pan American and Parapan American Games, which will be held in Lima from 26th July to 11th August and from 23rd August to 1st September, respectively. MEDIAPRO will produce more than 1,000 live hours, 17 highlights programs of 50′ each, a two-hour final highlights program and hundreds of other highlights programs. This is the largest production in Peru’s history and will also be the first time the games will be produced in 4K format.
MEDIAPRO will allocate 14 OB units to these important sporting events and fly pack systems and about 300 cameras distributed in 22 competition venues. A team of more than 650 professionals will manage production and other complementary services like RHB booking for those who have acquired the rights to the event, the Olympic committees, sports federations and national and international media. This will be the first time that the same operator is in charge of all these services.
MEDIAPRO Chile, with a major deployment of 7 OB units equipped with HD technology, 3 link-up systems and 3 POV (point of view) camera systems, was awarded the tender to implement video assistant referee (VAR) system for the national championship for the 2020 and the 2021 seasons with a total of 240 matches per year.
The MEDIAPRO group is involved in the production of 16 national soccer competitions around the world, including top-level leagues, in Spain, France, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Kenya, Angola, Slovenia, Serbia, Colombia, Bolivia and Mexico. The MEDIAPRO group teams produce events for the UEFA champions League, FIFA Confederations Cup, FIBA, Euroleague, FIFA World Cup, Arab games, African Cup of Nations and Formula 1. With its fleet of OB units, the Group delivers more than 6,000 productions a year worldwide.